7/64 Drill Bit

Any builder or contractor worth their salt knows about drills and drill bits. The same goes for woodworkers and other enthusiasts of do-it-yourself home improvement projects.

You may benefit from learning the basics of drill bits. It is best if you are starting to create and construct things, whether professionally or not.

Many builders use this tool because “Drill bits create accurate, precise holes in woods, metals, plastics, and other composite materials.”

So, we’ll help you to know one of the drill bit sizes in this article. Let’s get to know the 7/64 drill bit!

What Is A Drill Bit?

DEWALT Drill Bit Set, Titanium, 14-Piece (DW1354)

It’s best to consider drill bits as specialized cutting instruments for making spherical holes in a wide range of materials. Drills and drill bits are most often used to drill holes in wood.

A cylindrical hole or bore is created in a solid piece of metal using a drill. Plus, it prepares the material for installing a fastener, such as a bolt or a screw.

Drill bit, twist drill, or drill are used to describe the cutting instrument used in drilling. Instead of just referring to the cutting bit, it may also mean the whole instrument.

As said, you may also use these tools to drill other materials, including metal, plastic, composite, and stone.

Need a hole that isn’t circular? Drill bits intended to create various kinds of holes are also available, so you don’t have to be concerned.

There is no one-size-fits-all or universal drill bit. Take note; not all drill bits are created equal.

The best wood drill bits are different from the finest concrete drill bits. A brick drill bit won’t cut it on metal, and vice versa.

What Do The Sizes Of Drill Bits Mean?

The structure’s width or thickness determines the size of a bit. Some tasks will need the use of a precisely sized bit.

Bit sizes vary from 1/16 inch to 1/4 inch and are available in drill bit sets or packs. These are the standard sizes for DIY and small-business projects.

Uses for other sizes include a half-inch, 5/16-inch, 7/16-inch, and an inch and a third-inch.

 

How Does The 7/64 Drill Bit Work?

DEWALT DW1307 7/64-Inch Titanium Split Point Twist Drill Bit

The chuck of a drill is where 7/64 drill bits go. Drill torque and cutting speed are generated by the chuck spinning when the drill is turned on.

In addition, the drill chuck securely retains the 7/64 drill bits until the operator removes them. Cutting edges are located at one end of the drill bit and are attached to a shank to be used in a drill chuck.

The sharp edges cut through the material, while the spirals along the length of the bit clear away waste and help keep the bit straight. You may use it on various materials, including wood, metal, plastic, and others.

Common Features of 7/64 Drill Bit

Drill bits are manufactured in various sizes and shapes, but all have certain characteristics. Having a thorough understanding of the project’s components can assist you while making purchases for it.

Point

Your drill bit’s shank is shown here. It may make drilling points in a plethora of ways. It considers words like screw point, conventional point, and split point. Nevertheless, the drill point angle is the most critical.

In addition, the most common point angles are 90 degrees for rapid cutting, 118 degrees for basic drilling, and 135 degrees for boring into hard materials slowly.

Spur

This part is exactly in the middle of the hump, to put it another way. This section of the 7/64 drill aids in positioning the drill.

Cutting Lip

The material is scraped off using the cutting lip. It is the characteristic of the drill that changes the most from one bit to the next.

Flute and Lead

The front section or cutting part of a bit has a recessed or inner groove portion known as flutes. Meanwhile, leads are the bit’s outside face, determining the diameter and ensuring the bit remains on a straight path while drilling.

When it comes to flutes and leads, twist drill bits are by far the most frequent tool you’ll ever use.

Shank

It’s the retreating end of a drill bit that goes into the chuck. A drill or hand brace’s chuck is what this is.

Depending on how much torque you require, shanks may be smooth or hex-shaped. As a rule, the shank is shorter than the flute and lead part of the hammer.

Overall Length

It may describe the physical length of a drill bit in this manner. Drill bits are sorted according to their length, which affects how far they may travel.

For recessing operations, common short-shaft bits include Forster bits, which have a poor penetration rate.

Meanwhile, augers used for wood boring and extension bits used to reach recessed areas are two examples of longer shaft bits.

Cut Chisel Edge

The drill tip’s cut chisel has no cutting action and is positioned in the center of the drill tip. However, in the building of the twist drill, it is necessary to connect the two primary cutting blades.

Besides, chisel edge penetration and friction result from cutting through the material with a chisel cut into it. Higher heat production and increased power consumption are side effects of these undesirable drilling characteristics.

Core

The core thickness determines the twist drill’s stability. With a larger (thicker) core diameter, twist drills can easily handle greater torques and tougher materials.

The vibration and lateral force resistance of these bits make them ideal for use in hand drills. Also, the core thickness rises from the drill tip to the shank to make chip removal easier.

When looking for drill bits, you may come across these phrases. As a result, learning the names of the many components of a drill bit and the functions they serve is time well spent.

Also, don’t forget to check out drill purchasing advice. It will help you if you need a drill to go along with your drill bits.

Main Types of 7/64 Metal Drill Bits

Metal is the most common material used to manufacture 7/64 drill bits. There are just a few exceptions to this rule, and metal bits are the best option for almost every surface type. The metal composition is what truly distinguishes the various components.

  1. High-speed steel (HSS). Metal drill bits are most often made of high-speed steel, alloy steel. Sharpenable HSS bits offer extreme hardness, high resistance, and ease of use.
  2. In addition to providing strength and resistance, cobalt-alloy steels like HSS (which typically include 5 percent cobalt) also enhance the bit’s hardness. Cobalt’s characteristics are more stable at greater temperatures than titanium’s, allowing for faster drilling.
  3. Bits made of high-speed steel with a titanium coating are more durable and long-lasting. Even so, it’s important to keep in mind that metal content is expressed as a percentage. Adding a few microns of titanium will have no discernible effect on the final product.
  4. Tungsten Carbide. Drill bits made of tungsten carbide have greater resilience and toughness. It’s made of an extremely dense alloy of tungsten and carbon. The amount of carbon in this sintered combination determines how hard or soft the resulting metal will be.

FAQs

What are standard drill bit sizes (metric, fractional inch, and wire gauge)?

 

Standard sizes of drill bits are readily accessible. It’s critical to be sure the drill bit size you plan to use is compatible with your drill.

As a result, it must fit in the chuck or gripping clamp to provide a tight fit that can resist the pressure of drilling operations.

Drill bits in the 9.53mm and 12.7mm range are the most popular. As a point of reference, drill bit sizes vary from 0.3mm to 16mm for the smallest bits and from 1.6mm to 80mm for the largest bits.

Other drill bit sizes available are:

  • 13mm drill bits
  • 15mm drill bits
  • 18mm drill bits
  • 23mm drill bits
  • 24mm drill bits
  • 26mm drill bits

A drill bit set with sizes ranging from 1/16 inch to 1/4 inch can work for many tasks around the house and workshop. But, certain applications demand a particular size of the drill bit.

Bigger bit sizes like 5/16-inch, 3-8-inch, 7-16″ & 1/2″ may be added if necessary.

1. Standard Metric Drill Bit Sizes

Metric drill bit sizes are defined by this method based on standard metric lengths (such as BS 32*).

Between 0.2 and 0.98 millimeters utilize N 2 to 9:

  • N – 0.1 mm. Hence, for N = 2, so it’s 2 – 0.1
  • N – 0.1 + 0.02 mm
  • N – 0.1 + 0.05 mm
  • N – 0.1 + 0.08 mm

When we use N values ranging from 10 to 29, we obtain the following results from 1 to 2.95 mm:

  • N – 0.1 mm
  • N – 0.1 + 0.05 mm

Using N from 30 to 139, the following values are valid for 3mm through 13.9 mm:

  • N – 0.1 mm

For 14 to 25mm and N between 14 and 25mm:

  • N – 1 mm
  • N – 1 + 0.25 mm
  • N – 1 + 0.5 mm
  • N – 1 + 0.75 mm
Drill sizeDiameter (in)
0.05 mm0.0020
0.1 mm0.0039
0.2 mm0.0079
0.3 mm0.0118
0.4 mm0.0158
0.5 mm0.0197
0.6 mm0.0236
0.7 mm0.0276
0.8 mm0.0315
0.9 mm0.0354
1 mm0.0394
1.1 mm0.0433
1.2 mm0.0472
1.3 mm0.0512
1.4 mm0.0551
1.5 mm0.0591
1.6 mm0.0630
1.7 mm0.0669
1.8 mm0.0709
1.9 mm0.0748
2 mm0.0787
2.1 mm0.0827
2.2 mm0.0866
2.3 mm0.0906
2.4 mm0.0945
2.5 mm0.0984
2.6 mm0.1024
2.7 mm0.1063
2.8 mm0.1102
2.9 mm0.1142
3 mm0.1181
3.1 mm0.1221
3.2 mm0.1260
3.3 mm0.1299
3.4 mm0.1339
3.5 mm0.1378
3.6 mm0.1417
3.7 mm0.1457
3.8 mm0.1496
3.9 mm0.1535
4 mm0.1575
4.1 mm0.1614
4.2 mm0.1654
4.3 mm0.1693
4.4 mm0.1732
4.5 mm0.1772
4.6 mm0.1811
4.7 mm0.1850
4.8 mm0.1890
4.9 mm0.1929
5 mm0.1969
5.1 mm0.2008
5.2 mm0.2047
5.3 mm0.2087
5.4 mm0.2126
5.5 mm0.2165
5.6 mm0.2205
5.7 mm0.2244
5.8 mm0.2284
5.9 mm0.2323
6 mm0.2362
6.1 mm0.2402
6.2 mm0.2441
6.3 mm0.2480
6.4 mm0.2520
6.5 mm0.2559
6.6 mm0.2598
6.7 mm0.2638
6.8 mm0.2677
6.9 mm0.2717
7 mm0.2756
7.1 mm0.2795
7.2 mm0.2835
7.3 mm0.2874
7.4 mm0.2913
7.5 mm0.2953
7.6 mm0.2992
7.7 mm0.3032
7.8 mm0.3071
7.9 mm0.3110
8 mm0.3150
8.1 mm0.3189
8.2 mm0.3228
8.3 mm0.3268
8.4 mm0.3307
8.5 mm0.3347
8.6 mm0.3386
8.7 mm0.3425
8.8 mm0.3465
8.9 mm0.3504
9 mm0.3543
9.1 mm0.3583
9.2 mm0.3622
9.3 mm0.3661
9.4 mm0.3701
9.5 mm0.3740
9.6 mm0.3780
9.7 mm0.3819
9.8 mm0.3858
9.9 mm0.3898
10 mm0.3937
10.5 mm0.4134
11 mm0.4331
11.5 mm0.4528
12 mm0.4724
12.5 mm0.4921
13 mm0.5118
13.5 mm0.5315
14 mm0.5512
14.5 mm0.5709
15 mm0.5906
15.5 mm0.6102
16 mm0.6299
16.5 mm0.6496
17 mm0.6693
17.5 mm0.6890
18 mm0.7087
18.5 mm0.7284
19 mm0.7480
19.5 mm0.7677
20 mm0.7874
20.5 mm0.8071
21 mm0.8268
21.5 mm0.8465
22 mm0.8661
22.5 mm0.8858
23 mm0.9055
23.5 mm0.9252
24 mm0.9449
24.5 mm0.9646
25 mm0.9843
25.5 mm1.0039
26 mm1.0236
26.5 mm1.0433
27 mm1.0630
27.5 mm1.0827
28 mm1.1024
28.5 mm1.1221
29 mm1.1417
29.5 mm1.1614
30 mm1.1811
30.5 mm1.2008
31 mm1.2205
31.5 mm1.2402
32 mm1.2598
32.5 mm1.2795
33 mm1.2992
33.5 mm1.3189
34 mm1.3386
34.5 mm1.3583
35 mm1.3780
35.5 mm1.3976
36 mm1.4173
36.5 mm1.4370
37 mm1.4567
37.5 mm1.4764
38 mm1.4961

2. Fractional Inch Drill Bit Sizes

Drill sizeDiameter (in)Diameter (mm)
1/64 in0.01560.3969
1/32 in0.03130.7938
3/64 in0.04691.1906
1/16 in0.06251.5875
5/64 in0.07811.9844
3/32 in0.09382.3813
7/64 in0.10942.7781
1/8 in0.12503.1750
9/64 in0.14063.5719
5/32 in0.15633.9688
11/64 in0.17194.3656
3/16 in0.18754.7625
13/64 in0.20315.1594
7/32 in0.21885.5563
15/64 in0.23445.9531
1/4 in0.25006.3500
17/64 in0.26566.7469
9/32 in0.28137.1438
19/64 in0.29697.5406
5/16 in0.31257.9375
21/64 in0.32818.3344
11/32 in0.34388.7313
23/64 in0.35949.1281
3/8 in0.37509.5250
25/64 in0.39069.9219
13/32 in0.406310.3188
27/64 in0.421910.7156
7/16 in0.437511.1125
29/64 in0.453111.5094
15/32 in0.468811.9063
31/64 in0.484412.3031
1/2 in0.500012.7000
33/64 in0.515613.0969
17/32 in0.531313.4938
35/64 in0.546913.8906
9/16 in0.562514.2875
37/64 in0.578114.6844
19/32 in0.593815.0813
39/64 in0.609415.4781
5/8 in0.625015.8750
41/64 in0.640616.2719
43/64 in0.671917.0656
11/16 in0.687517.4625
45/64 in0.703117.8594
23/32 in0.718818.2563
47/64 in0.734418.6531
3/4 in0.750019.0500
49/64 in0.765619.4469
25/32 in0.781319.8438
51/64 in0.796920.2406
13/16 in0.812520.6375
53/64 in0.828121.0344
27/32 in0.843821.4313
55/64 in0.859421.8281
7/8 in0.875022.2250
57/64 in0.890622.6219
29/32 in0.906323.0188
21/23 in0.913023.1913
59/64 in0.921923.4156
15/16 in0.937523.8125
61/64 in0.953124.2094
31/32 in0.968824.6063
63/64 in0.984425.0031
1 in1.000025.4000
1 1/64 in1.015625.7969
1 1/32 in1.031326.1938
1 3/64 in1.046926.5906
1 1/16 in1.062526.9875
1 5/64 in1.078127.3844
1 3/32 in1.093827.7813
1 7/64 in1.109428.1781
1 1/8 in1.125028.5750
1 9/64 in1.140628.9719
1 5/32 in1.156329.3688
1 11/64 in1.171929.7656
1 3/16 in1.187530.1625
1 13/64 in1.203130.5594
1 7/32 in1.218830.9563
1 15/64 in1.234431.3531
1 1/4 in1.250031.7500
1 17/64 in1.265632.1469
1 9/32 in1.281332.5438
1 19/64 in1.296932.9406
1 5/16 in1.312533.3375
1 21/64 in1.328133.7344
1 11/32 in1.343834.1313
1 23/64 in1.359434.5281
1 3/8 in1.375034.9250
1 25/64 in1.390635.3219
1 13/32 in1.406335.7188
1 27/64 in1.421936.1156
1 7/16 in1.437536.5125
1 29/64 in1.453136.9094
1 15/32 in1.468837.3063
1 31/64 in1.484437.7031
1 1/2 in1.500038.1000

3. Wire Gauge Drill Bit Sizes

Drill sizeDiameter (in)Diameter (mm)
#1070.00190.0483
#1060.00230.0584
#1050.00270.0686
#1040.00310.0787
#1030.00350.0889
#1020.00390.0991
#1010.00430.1092
#1000.00470.1194
#990.00510.1295
#980.00550.1397
#970.00590.1499
#960.00630.1600
#950.00670.1702
#940.00710.1803
#930.00750.1905
#920.00790.2007
#910.00830.2108
#900.00870.2210
#890.00910.2311
#880.00950.2413
#870.01000.2540
#860.01050.2667
#850.01100.2794
#840.01150.2921
#830.01200.3048
#820.01250.3175
#810.01300.3302
#800.01350.3429
#790.01450.3680
#780.01600.4064
#770.01800.4572
#760.02000.5080
#750.02100.5334
#740.02250.5715
#730.02400.6096
#720.02500.6350
#710.02600.6604
#700.02800.7112
#690.02920.7417
#680.03100.7874
#670.03200.8128
#660.03300.8382
#650.03500.8890
#640.03600.9144
#630.03700.9398
#620.03800.9652
#610.03900.9906
#600.04001.0160
#590.04101.0414
#580.04201.0668
#570.04301.0922
#560.04651.1811
#550.05201.3208
#540.05501.3970
#530.05951.5113
#520.06351.6129
#510.06701.7018
#500.07001.7780
#490.07301.8542
#480.07601.9304
#470.07851.9939
#460.08102.0574
#450.08202.0828
#440.08602.1844
#430.08902.2606
#420.09352.3749
#410.09602.4384
#400.09802.4892
#390.09952.5273
#380.10152.5781
#370.10402.6416
#360.10652.7051
#350.11002.7940
#340.11102.8194
#330.11302.8702
#320.11602.9464
#310.12003.0480
#300.12853.2639
#290.13603.4544
#280.14053.5687
#270.14403.6576
#260.14703.7338
#250.14953.7973
#240.15203.8608
#230.15403.9116
#220.15703.9878
#210.15904.0386
#200.16104.0894
#190.16604.2164
#180.16954.3053
#170.17304.3942
#160.17704.4958
#150.18004.5720
#140.18204.6228
#130.18504.6990
#120.18904.8006
#110.19104.8514
#100.19354.9149
#90.19604.9784
#80.19905.0546
#70.20105.1054
#60.20405.1816
#50.20555.2197
#40.20905.3086
#30.21305.4102
#20.22105.6134
#10.22805.7912
A0.23405.9436
B0.23806.0452
C0.24206.1468
D0.24606.2484
E0.25006.3500
F0.25706.5278
G0.26106.6294
H0.26606.7564
I0.27206.9088
J0.27707.0358
K0.28107.1374
L0.29007.3660
M0.29507.4930
N0.30207.6708
O0.31608.0264
P0.32308.2042
Q0.33208.4328
R0.33908.6106
S0.34808.8392
T0.35809.0932
U0.36809.3472
V0.37709.5758
W0.38609.8044
X0.397010.0838
Y0.404010.2616
Z0.413010.4902

How do you choose drill bits by size?

Pilot hole charts that come with drill bits make selecting the correct bit for the job easier. A chart based on the screw’s shank is provided here as a guide only:

  • When drilling softwoods, use a bit that is 1/64″ smaller compared to the target hole size to avoid damage.
  • When working with other materials, be sure to use a bit that is the same size as the hole.
  • If you’re still unsure, go with a drill bit that’s 1/64″ larger than the hole you want to make instead. So, It will consider factors like wood density and screw-type.

It takes time and effort to master the art of selecting the proper drill bit, but don’t let that deter you. To ensure you’re making the right choice, consult your pilot hole charts.

Also, store your drill bits in a container that’s easy to find. As a result, picking the correct size will be a lot simpler and less confusing.

What happens if you don’t have the right size drill bit?

If the threads are not considered, the drill bit should be equal in size to the screw’s shaft. To accomplish this, align the drill bit with a screw. You’re fine to go if they’re the same height and weight.

Most screws and pieces have measurements labeled on them as well.

What size hole to drill for tapping?

Metric threads have a special tapping drill that you may determine by subtracting the pitch from the thread’s diameter. For example, the tapping drill size for an M5x0. 75 thread is 5-0.75mm, or 4.25mm.

Meanwhile, diameter minus pitch determines the tapping drill size for imperial (inch) threads.

What is drilling a pilot hole?

When drilling a hole in building material, you use a pilot hole to check the accuracy of your drill bit. It acts as a guide for a bigger drill, directing it to the proper spot and making the larger drill’s work easier.

Another hole-making instrument, such as a knockout punch, may be inserted to create the final hole size. To avoid damage to the material or breakage of the screw, it locates, guides, and provides space for a self-threading screw in both wood and plastic.

Utilize the 7/64 Drill Bit for your Projects

One of the most frequent jobs that every project worker has to deal with is drilling holes. Your material doesn’t matter whether it’s made of concrete or many other types of surface materials.

It’s critical, though, to choose the appropriate drill bit for the task at hand. Choose a drill bit that works with your project. Drill bits have the power to make or destroy a project.

Knowing your materials isn’t enough to pull this off. It’s about becoming familiar with the many kinds of drill bits, their functions, and the materials from which they are made.

You may destroy your base material if you use the incorrect piece. If you use the wrong bits, your job will be slowed or completely halted. We’ve put up this thorough 7/64 drill bit guide to help you avoid running into problems like that.